Tag Archives: Ball Aerospace

DoD Eyes Commercial, Nat’l Security Transition for Space Tech Under ‘Hallmark’ Program

The Department of Defense (DoD) is coordinating with national security organizations and commercial entities as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency prepares to conclude its research and development program for space situational awareness technologies this year.

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USAF Decommissions 22-Year-Old Weather Data Satellite

The U.S. Air Force and its partners have decommissioned a satellite that provided global weather data for over two decades. The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight 14 satellite performed more than 118K orbits throughout its operational life before the decommissioning on Feb. 11, Los Angeles Air Force Base said Thursday.

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Ball Aerospace Receives 2020 Award for Outstanding Services from American Meteorological Society; Rob Strain Quoted

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) has awarded Ball Aerospace with the 2020 Award for Outstanding Services by a Corporation for designing and building advanced remote-sensing instruments and spacecraft enabling timely, accurate weather predictions and environmental monitoring to ensure a Weather Ready Nation, the company announced on Tuesday.

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Ball Aerospace Delivers Earth Science Instrument for NASA’s Landsat 9; Makenzie Lystrup Quoted

Ball Aerospace delivered the Operational Land Imager 2 (OLI-2) for Landsat 9, completing development of the instrument on schedule and under budget, the company announced on Friday. Ball will continue to support instrument integration and spacecraft-level testing, working closely with NASA and the Landsat 9 spacecraft provider.

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NOAA Postpones Weather Satellite Launch to March 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has rescheduled the launch of the first polar-orbiting weather satellite to March 2017 instead of January, Space News reported Friday. Jeff Foust writes the two-month delay is due to issues detected in the Joint Polar Satellite System 1 spacecraft and its ground systems. “Based on recent tests …

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Stephen Volz to Lead NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service; Kathryn Sullivan Comments

Stephen Volz, formerly associate director for flight programs within NASA‘s earth science division, has joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as assistant administrator of satellite and information service. Volz will succeed Mary Kicza and be responsible for NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System, Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series, Deep Space Climate Observatory and …

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